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Confessions of an Undercover Cop (The Confessions Series) [Kindle Edition]

Ash Cameron
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Book Description

The sixth book in the bestselling Confessions series.

What is life like for a female Undercover Cop?

Ash Cameron gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at life in the Police. Funny, moving and irreverent, you’ll never look at a bobby the same way again…

What is life like for an Undercover Cop?

Ash Cameron joined the police in the 70s – think Life on Mars with added ladders in her tights.

From arresting East End gangsters, dealing out justice to football hooligans and coping with sexism on the job, Ash did it all. So when she was asked to go undercover, well, it was just another job, wasn’t it?

Told with warmth and humour, these ‘confessions’ will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you roll your eyes as you learn exactly what goes on behind-the-scenes in the police…



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About the Author

Ash Cameron is a retired police officer, who worked in the undercover team in London. And that is all we can tell you.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 568 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: The Friday Project (26 Sept. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CYJ6ZO0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,513 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really easy to dip in and out of 2 Oct. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I found this entertaining and with each chapter a vignette it was very easy to dip in and out of. There is a good mix of humour and discovery and the author manages to infer the painful situations some of the victims were in with pathos and without dramatising their situation. That shows an incredible respect for the individuals. The writing is friendly and it's almost like a selection of conversations with a friend over a glass of wine.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Really Enjoyable Read 4 Nov. 2013
By Lincs Reader TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
The police have had a lot of criticism recently, I think it's fair to say that a great deal of trust has been lost due to the actions taken by senior police officers that have been highlighted in the media over the past year or so. We have to remember that the majority of serving police officers are there because they want to protect the public, because they want to see justice done. They are everyday people, just like the rest of us - doing a job that is often very unpleasant, often criticised and often played down.

I really enjoyed this book. Ash Cameron tells of her time in the police force with humour and affection. We join her as a new recruit in the 70s and follow her as she goes undercover, and later when she works with the People Protection Unit.

The book is made of up short chapters, each describing an incident that Ash had to deal with. Some of these are laugh-out-loud funny, some of them are desperately sad and a few of them are shocking. Ash Cameron writes really well. The reader feels as though they have travelled alongside her, but without the scrapes and bruises!

Ash Cameron saw and did a lot during her career with the police. She was physically attacked and spat at, she saw and heard things most of us could never imagine having to deal with once, let alone on a daily basis. Despite this, her passion for the job, and her belief in the system shines though.

One of the beauties of this book is that it is told in short, snappy bursts. Each chapter is a story in itself, and the book can be either read straight through, or dipped into every now and again.

Confessions of an Undercover Cop is a book that will appeal to many, and one that I'd recommend - a proper behind-the-scenes look at life in the force.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling memoir 13 Oct. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I stayed up very late last night reading this memoir of one woman's career in the police force, starting in the late 70s. And yes, she does make a joke about Life on Mars.

Told with characteristic humour and the odd touch of self deprecation, there are moments of high comedy but also there is some tragedy. We follow Ash from her time at Hendon and through several different postings - seeing her deal with traffic and pickpockets, prostitution and violence. The most harrowing stories are from her time in child protection.

The memoir has the unmistakable ring of truth. It's a useful reminder too, of what we ask of people like Ash. They see the worst of human behaviour day in, and day out. Sometimes they go through all that only to see the guilty walk away. Ash touches on the politics, and the sexism, from time to time, with a very light hand. She mentions the bad apples, and issues like Hillsborough - but gently reminds us that the majority of police, the majority of the time, deal with our dirty work on a daily basis. And through it all, no matter what she was faced with - spat at, insulted, even held at gunpoint - her empathy and concern for others survived intact. That, for me, is her ultimate achievement and it was worth reading just to have my faith in humanity restored.

My own confession - I know Ash a little via Facebook, and I've been looking forward to reading this memoir for a good while. It lived up to my expectations. A very good read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating glimpses under the cover 8 Oct. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I very much enjoyed this book which I read straight through, start to finish. The chapters are short which tends to make you think, oh go on, just one more before I turn out the light. Some of the tales are funny, some wry, some poignant, others shocking, still others simply very sad. The prose is beautifully simple and no-nonsense which really suits the subject matter. The confessions don't read like police thriller novels - that's because they're tales from real life. I felt I got a real insight into the life of a plain clothes London cop, and was left with huge respect for a woman who clearly cared very much about her job and the well-being of the people she policed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Straight to the point 9 Dec. 2014
Format:Paperback
This is not a crime thriller story, this is a real account and in that sense it can get rather emotional when you keep realising you are very much reading about real people and real lives. It’s an autobiography over 15 years of dealing with cases from robberies, fraud, street crime, sex workers and even organised swinging parties. then it really gets gritty as she moved departments into the Child protection and vulnerable persons unit, dealing with people a lot of crime writers wont write about.
In these instances she gives them the time they need, but she doesn’t indulge too much and doesn’t detail what she doesn’t have to. Years of dealing with delicate, vulnerable witnesses and victims has clearly provided her with the ability to get to the point she needs to without going over the top or pushing too much into the horrid details of the crime.
Armed with her years of experience, and showing she is a talented writer, I think we can expect great works from Ash Cameron
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down!
Great read had me buried in this from cover to cover!
Published 7 days ago by MR D J BEEVERS
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good read , interesting
Published 10 days ago by Janet
3.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth a read. Written about a time when ...
Definitely worth a read. Written about a time when police were allowed to be police and their actions not scrutinised to find wrong doing around every corner.
Published 14 days ago by Limarki
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
ok nothing too exciting
Published 17 days ago by Mr. K. Thistlethwaite
4.0 out of 5 stars entertaining read
Interesting to read the difference between real life and the cop shows. Ash Cameron is a clumsy cop but dares to go for it.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs Stephanie Tromans
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read.
Really enjoyable read, plenty of humour and provides a real insight to life in the force.
Published 2 months ago by Jamie Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it
Published 3 months ago by claire ford
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Well written, and an entertaining read.
Published 3 months ago by Mick Smithson
5.0 out of 5 stars Keep the tissues handy for tears of laughter.
Funny and sympathetic - just not both at the same time. An ideal book to read in bed as each anecdote is complete in itself.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars under cover cop/
An absolutely good read, gives a real life insight into police work. Five stars from me with no problem
Published 3 months ago by michael
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